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at the manhattan institute. thank you for joining us. the question of whether and how government, particularly the federal government directs tax dollars to specific industries was a discussion in last night's presidential debate and has become an important and ongoing theme in the current presidential campaign. the terms by which washington assisted the finance and auto industries have been the focus of intense debate but the most contentious example of all is the one on which diana furchtgott-roth, senior fellow and speaker this afternoon focuses in her timely and important new book "regulating to disaster: how green jobs policies are damaging america's economy". in it, she subjects assumptions and policies which led to such ill-fated federal investments as that of the now bankrupt solyndra solar panel manufacturer as well as the a 123 caller battery manufacturer to a withering analysis which we at the institute have come to expect of the oxford trained economist whose chief of staff for the council of economic advisers. sorry. during the administration of president george w. bush. in her bo
the founders were envisioning it was what people were used to for much of the history of the country that forces us to really look at what we mean by democracy and how we can get back. with slow democracy does is it offers a worldly thinking and a set of principles so that people can find their own policies that work for themselves and their own communities. we have town hall meetings and they worked incredibly well but in california that is in the tradition and there are others people can build on but if they can look and say okay in order to be really a valuable democratic process something needs to be inclusive and the lubber to it and it needs to be empowered. that provides enough of a framework for people to say here's how we can do it in our area. we don't have to have town halls we can have oranges and others in california so people can take that inspiration and use it wherever they are and hopefully i think in some ways that can have an impact on the national conversations. >>> rosemary gibson reports on the creation of the patient protection and affordable care act and its r
for joining us at the heritage foundation. we welcome those who joined us on our heritage.org web site on these occasions. we ask everyone in the house if he would be so kind as to check cellphones one last time and see that they are turned off. amazing how many speakers start doing that. we will post a program on our web site within 24 hours for your future reference and of course our internet viewers are always welcome to e-mail us with questions or comments, simply writing those to speaker@heritage.org. our guest today, dr. juan williams is a native of arizona, a master's degree at arizona state university and received his doctorate from the university of california santa barbara. throughout his high school and college, however, he spent most of his time playing drums in a variety of things. as a rock drummer he was part of several groups one of which opened for steppenwolf among other performers for those old enough to remember that. his first film, rocking the wall about rock music had spared in bringing down communism started airing on pbs this weekend will continue throughout th
house, aside from asking him to use his holy pulpit -- >> guest: i am somewhat serious. and this is a somewhat different dimension but we talk about this in the book. i would ask him to make the content for us. i think what is happening right now is the public discourse is so disjointed by these 30-second sound . -- sound bites. right now adult learning happens on the 24-hour news. so no one really understands the issues and it becomes emotionally charged and this is this is a chance for obama to really explain why he makes the decisions he does and maybe the opposition, to diagram it out and have a quiz afterwards to make sure. fill in that gap in learning the frankly people -- the one of the most popular videos are about the health care plan. these are caps in people's learning. >> host: it's a pleasure reading this book and it was nice meeting you. thanks for joining us. >> guest: oh, it was a pleasure. .. >> this is app hour and 15 minutes. >> i've just been told by c-span, i'm addressing the most serious audience i've ever addressed all of these years. [laughter]
me who fought and gave us that right. and i think we're losing sight of that right now. i've never been as afraid for our country as i am right now. i'm very every four country right now, but we've got to hold onto the greatness that we had. let me give you a little background. you have to know when you're winning. while that sounds like that's self-evident, it's not. when i was in seal team six, i really thought i was winning. you know, i was iced the low drag we call it. chicks docket. you remember of an elite counterterror you know, working with the best people, and i thought i was when because i was a member of this elite team. will, from a counterterrorism standpoint i was. but for their personal standpoint i wasn't. i was a terrible husband, terrible father. i couldn't serve two masters are by no later to psychology and wasn't able to like divide that it. said something that each at an early age. i wasn't able to do that. i do like serve one master and, of course, my master was the seal thing. so you to find out, you determine for himself what is winning. and if you think you
started. this is live coverage running just a few minutes late. again, a reminder you can follow us on facebook and facebook.com/booktv and we have exclusive updates and author interviews, et cetera on her facebook page. just waiting for mr. patterson. this should be to shortly ensure that coverage of the miami book fair international 29th year. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon. please take your seats. we are about to begin the session. thank you so much. i am marilou harrison and many of you have heard from me because he been in this room yesterday and today. i served as a volunteer here, a very proud: tiered of miami book fair international candidate to recognize is that done before, all of the volunteers come to thousands of volunteers for miami dade college as well as the community who come together reach you to think this book fair take place. i'd also like to recognize those who are fri
was the president's chief domestic adviser. it was my recommendation that created the u.s. holocaust memorial museum, the commission that led to that. i worked on behalf of the soviet jewry, but during the clinton administration i was ambassador to the european union and as undersecretary, of the holocaust negotiations. uninitiated $8 billion of compensation from the swiss, germans, austrians, slave labor, forced labor, parts, insurance i'm trying to look at this from the perspective of someone who has been a senior government official but also a leader in the jewish community. that is why this book has been endorsed by both president clinton and. [indiscernible] >> how global forces are impacting the jewish people and its relationship with the united states. this is book tv on c-span2. >> a criticism of his onetime liberal ideologies and opines on several current political and social issues next on book tv. delivers the 2012 manhattan institute lecture at the plaza would sell in new york city. it is a little over an hour. >> the indictment of the west. and i thought. we were shooting in white chape
on a takedown of the treasury in the auto bailout. three guys earned $4.2 billion from the u.s. treasury. you remember that from the debate, right? no one asks, no one is answering that begin today, we got the confirmation from the romney campaign. now, what is this all about? and what does it have to do with the congo? i was reporting for bbc television and the guardian. when i found out that someone had figured out how to dip their hands, their claws into the foreign aid fund, the debt relief given to the republic of congo which is suffering a cholera epidemic. this money was intended to be used, $90 million intended to be used to in the cholera epidemic in the congo and yet it was waylaid by a bird of prey, a vulture, a vulture fund, a guide -- managed by a guy named paul singer. is other middle name is elliott. paul elliott singer who has accompanied by a good name of elliott management so i went up the congo river for abc television to find out what happened and i found elliott management had their claws around the cholera of money for the congo. we reported it on bbc television and the
be in the situation we were in, we felt safe and comfortable there and i feel like my father wanted us to have an education, he knew that education was the key to a better life but i really think he thought all of us would come back home and try to work from there. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> gene robinson of the episcopal diocese of new hampshire's and first openly gay person elected to be episcopate presents his arguments for gay marriage. this is just over an hour. [applause] >> thank you. i think of cambridge as a very sophisticated place but surely you have better things to do on a friday night, really. i am delighted that i was your choice tonight. i am really very honored and it is a special privilege to be introduced by patrick. he is one of my favorite people in the whole world and he is doing some great things and if you haven't bought his book, by it now. is fantastic. welcome. we have pds people here? yes. any harvard people here? yes, oh yes, okay. i am really pleased to be doing this book right now. i have to admit i didn't have time to write
just describe it. by the way, i wish you had not reminded liberals that many of us don't think they've done so well in trying to destroy me because more than any book i've ever written, i have never had a book so ignored by the mainstream media. [laughter] i always make -- this is one thing i changed my mind about. i've maintained ferociously liberals can't learn that if you cut taxes, there's revenue to the treasury, can't learn it doesn't work to coddle and suck up to terrorists, but, apparently, they can learn if they attack ann coulter, she sells more books. [laughter] i love those gals on "the view," and i wanted to kiss them all before i left. [laughter] you know, i realize that people who are familiar with the actual history of civil rights in america or who have read my books notice that they had not read the books, but that was great because they believe everything the "new york times" believes, but the new york times won't argue with me. at least the gals on "the view" will argue with me. the summary of the book is white guilt never produced anything good, and don't make t
will be moderating the panel. the novelist will be joining us later. ms. kaplan will also be speaking, the founder of the miami book fair, introducing and opening the weekend coverage. in just a minute we'll take you now to chapman all. it's rather full. we will be beginning or coverage varies and. we are live on book tv. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good morning. i had a little bit too much coffee is morning. it is a pleasure to see you. we are delighted to welcome you to the first session this saturday morning. how are you today. [applause] as you know, this is one of the most exciting times for us in the fall season in miami, and we are thrilled with this morning's panel. first and foremost, we would like to thank everyone who helped make this impossible, including our sponsors as well as blue florida and our volunteers. before we get started now would like to ask everyone to please turn of
issues are i will make a commitment to consider myself us citizen of the world. been a community trading some freedom of action and two community members and share assumptions so behavior's were predictable they may violate standards but the penalty is clear and costly and transgression is more restricted. the time with strangers must establish some limit of intimacy. of functions almost completely that they have become unconscious. how reprimands and apologizes, lies, they are completely unknown and clear in the most beloved house guest shatters interaction and knowledge for the unconscious mind must be explained or altered which is why mr. franklin told us why they speak after three days. but the toll and energy is huge. stay says you know, when the conversation which also part with the discussion progresses logically. [laughter] he was once part to. it is impossible to convene the most human groups with the social structure to say a culture. it grows in mysterious ways and has nothing to do with three semper crow is it reasonable all americans have to say what seems to be the trouble
. where the risk of a blow is a risk to each of us and those factors have been very successful in shrugging off and keeping away kind of regulation that could mitigate that risk. and the point is we need to pay attention there and we need to balance their, particularly in the united states, we are seriously out of it. >> host: david rothkopf is our guest, he is the author of "power, inc.." our live coverage from the "miami book fair international" continues. there are three authors on this piano and trim panel -- three authors on this panel. we have candice miller, david nasaw, and les standiford. this is live coverage from miami. is the united states of america, the largest and institution, ruling out thousands of students that are a campuses. we are very proud to be presenting the miami book fair international every single year. for those of you who may not know, is to quit never. we offer nine baccalaureate degrees. we are still a two-year institution, but we also offer baccalaureate degrees. with that, please turn off your pagers, cell phones, and others come so that we can
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] .. >> tell us what you think about programming this weekend. you can tweet us at booktv, comment on our facebook call or send us an e-mail at booktv, nonfiction books every weekend on c-span2. >> you are watching booktv. now william chafe examines how bill and hillary clinton's personal relationship has affected their political lives. mr chafe recover their turbulent marriage and describes the elite parter assisted in the other's career gains. it is about an hour. [applause] >> good evening, everybody. thank you all for being here. i am the director of the public library and it is a great pleasure to have you here and have william chafe here to talk about his excellent new book, reflective, raunchy and ripping. i want to write a book that gets that kind of press. i try to live a life like that. this book and tonight's topic will remind us we have a presidential campaign going on in which there is a human cry about what is truth and what is fact, what is fiction, what is a lie and it reminds us most of this is rhetorical exaggeration but there was a time in american history when there we
doesn't have that skill set to use human nature as a way of getting done what he wants to get done in washington. >> host: holm books have you written? >> guest: i think this is my 11th book. three novels and eight nonfiction. >> host: what do you say to critics of your books? >> guest: what do the critics say. >> host: the accuracy of the stories you tell, et cetera. >> guest: well, the fact of the matter is, as far as i know, there hasn't been a single fact in this book that's been challenged in a kind of credible way. people have said, oh, klein makes things up. that's what kids in the schoolyard -- they call each other names. i've been called all kinds of names. but in fact when it comes to the credibility of my reporting, i don't think anybody has laid a glove on me yet. >> host: how many university were you editor. >> guest: 12 years assed debtor in chief of "new york times." and many of my. columns have been used by vanity fair, and all the books that have been excerpted, not a single nonfactual issue was wrong. >> host: you interviewed -- >> guest: we sat down for three hou
customers love it. it's a little bit lost on us why this is so wonderful because we listened to it all day long. it's the character. we're not a super slick kind of store and descriptive slurs represent that. it's a real old kind of story that she don't get a lot of communities anymore. were an independent bookstore since 1973 and i've owned the store since 2006 along with my house and. it is open by michael carson brca2 73 across the street and it's been part of the community ever since. visit the store after a flood in 1992 with the old sort have flooded it was time to expand and start in a fresh space, so we been here ever since. it's really a community bookstore. people have been coming here since the beginning. kids have grown up here and we definitely like being part of the community that way. i don't think you can fine-tune a chance of a thousand people that support through bookstores. i won time we had five bucks to respond within a stones to serve each other. you don't find that too many places anymore. most independent bookstores are closing around the country. some may support m
to know that. in fact, he often come in the old days when used to send by facts, because i've known him that long, he used to write the piece, then come back and joined the company after dinner and just lived on the fax machine and wait and send it the next morning because he didn't want them to know the time it took between the called it and when he had written it which was usually about 30 minutes. >> thinking of actually and john updike, it's been some amateur psychologist wrote that they have pressure on the cortex, these people, where there's, eloquence is pressing down on them and this would have to release it as an underground whale would release water. it's they can't not do it. john wrote 100 books in his life, and fantastic, quality. and you just have two bow out and hold their code while they do that. you can't compete. >> he was also, surprisingly, when he would deliver whether a manuscript or his essays as well for various publications, his objective come to turn in his piece in the mighty one of two things he would aggressively fight for, but what sort turn it over and let
>> the u.s. defense agency has said information and intelligence are the fire and maneuver of the 21st century. those of you who are familiar with more fighting back since with pakistan, iraq and afghanistan know how important this has become but though one raid did iraq where operator seized the computer equivalent of the rolodex negative a rolodex that tracked 500 al qaeda suicide bombers or terrace filtered into iraq through syria. but the database of 500 individuals that were recruited to blow themselves up was critical with the effort to take al qaeda at it is in mesopotamia apart inside iraq. >> the mother lode of documents seized that has been known as the sinjar parade illustrates the point* nicely made by lt. general lewis, or flynn six years after a 9/11 attacks that intelligence committees representing a wide variety of agencies, but notorious and secret, had been collaborating on the unprecedented capability to crush the terrorist networks. addition to the special ops they used supercomputers and custom software for deployed a skilled and list and to charge just
. truly courageous and is willing to use her satirical highlights for issues of the day describes itself as the polemicist to likes to stir the pot and does not pretend to be impartial or about list. her background has prepared her well as a lawyer and graduated with honors from cornell, graduate of michigan and what school and author of eight new times bestsellers the ladies of the few are the only ones that have not read your book. and "mugged" racial demagoguery from the seventies to obama" i encourage your ready-to-eat it. i felt so on burgeoned and liberated i will get his rid of those bottled words. >> lazy, angry, constitution, e xperienced, holding down the fort, peanut butter, community organizer, the black hole and apartment and black share. i know i am not role i will say the most restatement that seems to be by the courage to view please forgive me they can most think of i am not voting for president obama. [applause] i feel better. say that to the person next you as well. all joking aside to bear huge tax on the aside they can say very toxic comments and not be held to the s
most powerful democrat in washington have to use his chief of staff as a lever to send a message to the president of the united states? i was talking to somebody from amazon.com the other day. as you may know, they take books and they divide them as red states and blue states. most of the books selling in red states, republican state, blue state, democratic states, and i have said, where does this football? where is it to and he said well, it's purple. because it has information about both sides in all of us. it shows that there is a war going on, not just in the democratic party, but the republican perhaps much more intense. john boehner is trying to work a deal with the president to do tax reform and entitlement reform and his deputy, the majority leader, calls people like paul ryan, who is now running for vice president. .. >> if you keep doing this, you are going to risk your speakership. the president said when i talked to him, interestingly enough, he said in fixing -- he realizes the magnitude of all of this, as does speaker boehner, key democrats, key republicans realize
't the case the super rich have been with us but actually there is a reluctance particularly in america, i am canadian so i see with a little bit of a distance, in america there is a reluctance to talk about the income distribution of. one of my friends was supposed to be here tonight i talked to him about this and he said a was once told by the head of a prestigious think-tank they were unlikely to find any work that had wealth inequality in the title. they could finance anything with poverty elimination but that was a different matter. why? because the party of some people put be in a warm glow. charity is a good thing and many ethical points earned all the tiny amounts are given to the four but every mention raises the issue of the appropriateness or legitimacy. that is true even with the discussion generally a lot of action is in the top 1% people get anxious and with the publication of my book bill daley was on the panel and he started the talk by saying i guess it is okay. and i said yes. it is okay. what is causing the big gap? year rather obviously the people who are most interested 1
we are glad to have yell with us and we're glad had our authors with us. our all others are paul tough, author of how children succeed, meira levinson, author of no citizen left behind and michael brick, author of saving the school. there are some distinct austin and texas connections here. my name is mark, i am state representative from austin and member of the public education committee in the texas house and i want to start this discussion briefly with a little bit of edge occasional contacts. i got a press release from the texas indication agency a couple months ago that said that on the fourth grade science national assessment education abroad rests, texas, african-american students performed fourth best of all african-american students in the country, comparing hours to every other african american. hispanic students were the best on the fourth grade science naep. a anglo students were the eighth best of all the anglo students in the country. and i thought that is a pretty impressive record. it is a little different from what i expected actually. i went to the naep web site
use marijuana. doinlt think we should put people in jail for it either. >> this is your second book. we did a long forum interview on the first book. you watch it on booktv.org. the premise of the first book? >> the tea party goes to washington, it was about the tea party movement, i think it was the extraordinary movement, probably the biggest movement in happen in forty years. a lot of people showing up. hundreds of thousands of people showed up. it transforms the way we think about this. people request whether or not the law obama is one example whether they were constitutional. >> i don't want to talk about 2012. i'm tired of 2012. let's talk about the future. 2012 wasn't a very good one for us. we have to figure out a way to appeal to a bigger e welcome or it rate. >> are you running for president? >> that's classified. your clearance is not high enough to hear that. part of the national debate, i think it's too early to make decision. >> "government bullies," the second book by senator rand paul. how everyday americans americans are being harassed. >>> booktv attends a book fa
pashtun no more like to briefly that it is gone, finished. that's what the international media tells us. that's what our politicians tell us. that's what the cab driver will tell you. it's time they say to prepare and realign for a world where america doesn't count. it's time to get with the chinese, they say. it's time to change the way do we see the world. and every time i hear these themes, i think just you wait. [applause] >> just you wait until the americans respond to the timeless creed says, coming take it. just you wait until the american -- just you wait until every capture their mojo. just you wait until they elect a new president, one that doesn't aspire to a european model that is disintegrating before our very eyes. just you wait until they step out of their pickup trucks with their shoulders back, their heads held high, and they declare i'm coming back and i'm coming back bigger and bigger than before. just you wait. [applause] i'll tell you this. there are so many wonderful americans doing so many great things. you are only ever five minutes away from a renaissance. despa
, the president's who will lead us out of the mess we are in today probably is the president who would not be equipped to deal with the civil war or reconstruction. that might be an unsatisfactory answer but it is the .. >> thank you. thank you for coming. i did a tv interview├▒m/ earlie, and they put makeup on me. i debated whether or not to wash it off or not, but i decided to look fabulous for you. [laughter] i usually don't spend much time reading, but i wanted to read a short passage from the beginning of the book because i think it summarizes one of the themes of the story. lieutenant general michael flynn who now heads of the u.s. defense intelligence agency has said that information and intelligence are the fire and maneuver of the 21st century, and those of you who are familiar with war fighting methods in iraq and afghanistan know how important this has become, and i'll talk more about that as i go along, but i want to read you about a passage about a raid in iraq called the sinjar raid where special operatives seized the computer equivalent of the roladex. it tracked 500 al
this opportunity to help us all steal back our votes. thank you very much. [applause] >>> for more information, visit the author's webs, gregpalst.com. >> conservative scholar presents thoughts on the obama presidency and what he deems are the, quote, "fatal contradictions, end quote, of liberalism. he speaks to the audience and answers questions for about an hour. >> good evening. i'm matthew spalding, vice president of american studies here at the american foundation. we're in for a treat. here we are, approaching election, pretends ton a water shed recognized by both political parties as a changes point, a change don't on the role of government, markets, and the future progeek story of the nation. in that debate, commercials and political rhetoric abound. sound bites, daily reactions dominate the news cycle. luckily, for us, in the midst of this, a very serious thinker wrote a serious book. having been discovered by william f. buckley, reading and writing for "national review," having overcome education at harvard university -- [laughter] and upbringing in west virginia -- [laughter] charle
you in slightly less than 10 minutes. thanks for your patience. please stay with us and please thank our author, sally bedell smith. that was wonderful. >> we would like to hear from you. tweet as your feedback, twitter.com/booktv. >> this book is about liberals, not democrats, who are often not that much different from republicans in many respects. this book is dedicated to that peculiar brand of american who self identifies as a liberal, live life as a liberal and which is more of us in america were liberals, think michael more, think nancy pelosi, think your local college professor. think of the driver of that crazy car with all the bush is hitler bumper stickers on the back of the car. think the checkout help with the master's degree in gender studies wearing the head band at your local whole food store. you get the picture, right? they dominate professions that we've a very large cultural imprint in this great country profession like journalism, the arts, academia, the music industry, america's fastest growing band of entertainers, sec this l.a. acrobats. who are these peo
government programs in the 19 30s and many of them are still with us. but when dwight eisenhower became president in 1953, he wanted to end and some of those programs. this is roosevelt signing the act of 1834. when i send -- when eisenhower wasn't too busy playing golf he tried to do just that. he wanted to get the federal government out of the mortgage buying business. he propose legislation to gradually transformed fannie mae from an agency into a privately-owned company. the idea was that mortgage banks, the users of fannie mae, gradually would buy shares into the company and the treasury would sell its shares. congress passed the legislation. eisenhower signed it. you can see that mimi thought it was a good idea, but there was one final -- fatal flaw in the legislation. there was no deadline for fannie to transform itself into a private company. so it did not happen. in fact four years later in the midst of the housing slump, congress ordered fannie mae to take on even more government-backed debt to finance more housing. and it was the beginning of a pattern. whenever we had a
comes across as a strangely explicit display of wonky ribaldry. come visit us in south beach, kid. we'll show you something. my stimulus is here tonight -- wait, where -- there she is, and christina did prevent me from collapsing into a depression. anybody who has ever written a book can empathize with. she most definitely rouses to activity. and it's like, change that diaper. and, yeah, obama's stimulus did, too. the $800 billion american recovery and reinvestment racked, signed less than a among after he took office. may become a national joke but really did prevent america from a great depression and it launched over 100,000 projects to upgrade roads, bridges, subways, sewer plants, military bases, fish hatcheries, i can go on all day and it's transforming america's approach to energy, education, health care, transportation, and more. it's one of the most important and least understand pieces of legislation in modern history. the short-term recovery part as well as the long-term reinvest part. always the pure is disstillation of what obama meant by change. a major down payment on o
't be taken. rather it is playing with politics might give us cause. what is the history project about a second term for barack obama were he free elective with so few presidents having success in that time in office. one of the challenges that face those that have troubled or failed the second term and would allow others to succeed and can barack obama overcome these challenges if he is reelected to become a member of that select group of presidents the we did for the quagmire of the second term and somehow came through relatively unscathed? success in the second term doesn't imply that they're one of failures or significant stumbles. some even severe during that then venue but that time in office has the fulfillment of a significant number of the following measures of success. first, the president must provide defense against foreign or domestic threats. second of the president must retain or expand economic comfortable and more social opportunities. this becomes the primary challenge that the nation feels secure for a military threat. third, the president must effectively leave cong
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